Review: Staging Wittgenstein Aug17

Review: Staging Witt...

Blair Simmons and Nathan Sawaya Productions (NY / California, USA) C Chambers Street until ​ August 28th 2017 Can one of the most notoriously difficult philosophers to understand be put across on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe? I’m in no better a position to tell you after seeing this...

Review: Company Aug14

Review: Company

EUSOG Paradise in Augustines (Venue 152) ​ August 4th – 12th (2 / 5) Two’s Company but Another Hundred People is an awkward mess. Company is a concept musical with score and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim. A funny, sad and heartwarming tale of a 30-something New Yorker...

Review: Atlantic – A Scottish Story Aug14

Review: Atlantic – A...

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Assembly Hall, Aug 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27 (3 / 5) The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Atlantic: A Scottish Story is one part of two collaborations between the school and the American Music Theatre Project. It follows a young woman, Evie (Caroline Lyell), who...

Review: The Fall Aug14

Review: The Fall

Baxter Theatre Centre Assembly Hall, Aug 15-20, 22-27 (5 / 5) Baxter Theatre Centre’s The Fall is contextualised within the student movement demonstrations in 2015 that started at the University of Cape Town, starting with the #RhodesMustFall campaign and moving on to the fight for free...

Review: Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical! Aug14

Review: Monkey Dance...

GGIRI & WINS (Korea) C (Venue 34) ​until August 28th (4 / 5) Monkey Dance is an impressive multi-disciplinary performance featuring a live a cappella soundtrack sometimes so impressive its hard to believe its not coming out of the sound system. As well as beatboxing the show boasts some...

Review: Ivan’s Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen Aug14

Review: Ivan’s...

Fox and Hound Greenside Venues, Edinburgh ​ until August 26th 2017 (2 / 5) Tennessee Williams is well known for exposing the closeted darker elements of humanities inner psychology and interpersonal relationships in a natural way. The first of these performances is sadly overwrought. A creepy...

Review: Me and Robin Hood Aug12

Review: Me and Robin...

Hoipolloi Pleasance Dome, Aug 11 – 27 (5 / 5) One hour: one man, no set, no lights, no music, no props. And yet, Shon Dale-Jones manages to captivate the audience from start to finish with his solo show Me and Robin Hood. As with Dale-Jones’ style, the show weaves together two stories...

Review: Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar Aug12

Review: Like Blood F...

Genevieve Joy theSpace @ Surgeons Hall until Aug 26th 2017 (4 / 5) Trying to tie George down to a commitment, Margo finds, is like trying to squeeze blood from a cheap cigar. Genevieve Joy and Joseph Reitman sensitively portray the buzz of a highly charged dysfunctional relationship between a...

Review: Un Poyo Rojo Aug11

Review: Un Poyo Rojo

Poyo Rojo Dance Base, Aug 11 – 27 (4 / 5) Poyo Rojo’s Un Poyo Rojo is a movement piece set in a locker room. Two men (Luciana Rosso, Alfonso Baron) attempt to upstage the other in an unspoken battle of machismo. Performed mostly in silence, the choreography is gorgeous, funny, sizzling...

Review: B*easts

Something for the Weekend Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 11-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) Very rarely is it comfortable to spend an hour watching someone talk. Usually there is an urge to reply, check one’s phone, grab a coffee or leave. However, Monica Dolan makes it one of the easiest experiences in her...

Review: Bruce Aug11

Review: Bruce

The Last Great Hunt Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 11-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) Bruce is a fantastic show from start to finish. While it may take a while for audiences to get used to the concept, the performers are extremely skilled in manipulating a yellow block of foam to portray various characters in the...

Review: Acéléré Aug10

Review: Acéléré

Circolombia Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, Aug 10-13, 15-20, 22-26 (5 / 5) Acéléré is basically the mic drop of circus acts. It is ferocious from start to finish, beginning with two powerful voices belting Colombian tunes in harmony that return throughout the course of the show...

Review: Atlantic – America and the Great War Aug10

Review: Atlantic – A...

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Assembly Hall, Aug 12, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 (4 / 5) The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Atlantic: America and the Great War is one part of two collaborations between the school and the American Music Theatre Project. It follows a young woman on a...

Review: China Goes Pop! Aug10

Review: China Goes P...

China Arts and Entertainment Group Assembly Hall,  Aug 9-27 (3 / 5) China Goes Pop! features a variety of entertainment acts accompanied by variations of western and Chinese pop music. While there are some acts that are truly impressive and probably will not feature in any other show at the...